Author: Nsikak Ibatt

Nsikak Ibatt is a Compere and a Policy Analyst as well as a Social media journalist... A Google Certified Digital Markerter and a writer. A well-seasoned strategic and investigative reporter and researcher. Passionate about creating contents and reporting. An On Air Personality with Unical Radio International. A social Media personnel and brand promoter WhatsApp/Calls - +2358179242521

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, have opted to continue their nationwide protest instead of embarking on a fresh strike over their withheld eight-month salaries by the Federal Government. This decision by the union represents a sigh of relief to students and parents as there were fears that the  Academic staff could embark on a fresh strike over their salaries arrears and other demands. READ ALSO: Fuel price: Commercial Transport operators hike fares in Calabar The union decision was the outcome of a lengthy National Executive Council (NEC) meeting at the union’s newly inaugurated secretariat at the University of Calabar,…

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ASUU Suspend 8-months-old Strike. After a six hour meeting which commenced at 7pm yesterday, the Academic Staff Union of University, ASUU, has suspended its eight-month-old industrial action conditionally. However, the union president, Prof. Osodoke said the union will embark on another industrial strike action if the Federal Government failed to meet the agreement they had. Asuu embarked on Strike on Monday, February 14, 2022, to drive home their demands. The union demands included some of the following; • Deployment of University Transparency Accountability Solution. UTAS. • Renegotiation Agreement of 2009. • Revitalization Funds for Public Universities • Members earned allowances.…

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The Court of Appeal in Abuja, on Friday, ordered ASUU to call off its strike immediately. This is coming after the Industrial Court had on September 21, 2020 ordered the Union to resume academic activities. A three member panel of the Court of Appeal led by Hamma Barka granted the union permission to appeal the ruling of the industrial court but ruled that it must first resume work to be allowed to file the appeal. SEE ALSO: UNICAL VC Begin Second Phase of Road Construction Amid Asuu Strike The Court of Appeal ordered the striking union with immediate effect call off the eight…

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The Governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade is set to sanction trucks conveying stones, sands, goods and waste that are not properly covered in the state. A memo with ref CREPA/02/COR./VOL 1/82, which was signed by George Abang, Director General, Environmental Protection Agency, clearly stated that defaulters will surely face the law in line with the Cross River State Environmental Protection Law. To aid monitor, apprehend and enforce this, a surveillance team have been set up by the State Government

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Amid Asuu Strike, UNICAL VC Prof. Florence Banku Obi have commence the second phase of road construction in the citadel of learning. The second phase of the road construction is now connecting from the entrance into the Abraham Ordia stadium to Goldie small gate. The road construction is also going round the stadium and connecting to the staff nursery and primary school. READ ALSO: UNICAL, NCF Partner To Provide Scholarships For Post Graduate Students Also under construction are; Faculty of Pharmacy, Computer Science, Senator Nkechi Nwogu hostel link, special hostel, UNICAL farms road, UCTH pedestrian gate, new Law Faculty, Old Registry and others…

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The  Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have arrested a marine welder, Iyamba Edem-Iyamba, in Calabar for attempting to vandalise NNPC’s pipeline. The attempted vandalism, if it was carried out successfully, would have syphoned petroleum products into the facility of a company, Mettle Energy and Gas Company. READ ALSO: Operation Akpakwu Demolished Suspected Kidnappers Houses in Calabar “A similar thing happened in the same company in 2020 when one of the company’s tanks was used to syphon petroleum products from the NNPC pipeline. “Five Persons were convicted then for vandalising the NNPC pipeline and they served their jail term. “They forfeited some cars…

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Following the recent crisis at the Uyo Mechanic Village in Afaha Offot community which led to the shutting down of the facility on Friday, September 30, 2022, the Chairman, Uyo Local Government Council, Dr. Uwemedimo Udo has constituted a nine persons committee to investigate the root cause(s) of the crisis. Dr. Udo, at the inauguration in his office on Tuesday, noted that the Council is working in line with the provision of the Akwa Ibom State Local Government Administration Law 2017 (as amended), Section 48(1), and charged members of the committee to conclude its assignment and submit its report within one…

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The Federal Government have presented Certificate of Registration to Asuu faction, Congress of Nigeria University Academics, CONUA. This came as the lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of University, ASUU clock day 235. CONUA was birthed by about 750 lecturers of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife on the 12th day of February, 2018. The union was formally inaugurated on March 6, 2018 with over 120 members in attendance. The National Coordinator of the Union of the Union is Dr. Niyi Sunmonu from the Department of Physics and Engineering Physics, OAU, Ile-Ife. READ: FG Open Portal For Education Students Bursary;…

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The Federal Government have yet again taken a step to fulfil the promised of paying N75,000 (Seventy-Five Thousand Naira) to students studying Education courses in universities, and N50,000 (Fifty Thousand Naira) to NCE students This is known as the FG Scholarship Board officially open the Portal for registration for the Federal Government Bursary Awards to Nigeria Students studying Education Courses is Nigerian Colleges of Education, and Universities. READ ALSO: Federal Executive Council New Retirement Age For Teachers However, we will be taking you on a simple step-by-step guide on how to complete your registration; HOW TO REGISTER • Log on to…

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The University of Calabar, UNICAL, and Nigeria Conservation Foundation, NCF have initiated and sign a Momerandom of Understanding, MoU, to provide Scholarship that will see five Post graduates undertake researches  to preserve, conserve Gorilla Wildlife in Cross River state. The  MoU will see the Foundation Sponsoring four Master’s and one Doctoral students for the period of five years. READ ALSO: UNICAL Graduate Engages Fellow Corp Member at NYSC Camp [[PHOTOS]] According to the Director, External Relations and Partnership, Prof. Peter Okafor, UNICAL, the scholarships are intended for graduates students in relevant disciplines to undertake researches  that would foster  community based effort…

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They have been an uproar in Uyo, the capital city of Akwa Ibom State as a business man plucked out the eyes of fellow Business man at Mechanics Village. Mechanic village is located at Abak Road, Uyo. A busy business village that is well known for getting all kinds of car parts and repairs in the state capital. READ ALSO: VIDEO: Three Killed in a Ghastly Accident Involving a Tricycle and a Loaded Truck In Akwa Ibom Report reaching Calabaronline this morning from someone who reside at Abak Road and pleaded anonymous, clearly and confidently narrate how it all started; “The…

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The National Association of Nigeria Students, NANS, Cross River State Joint Axis, Led by her Chairman, Comr. Emmanuel Iwara-Ikoh Michael, yesterday decorated Rev. (Evang.) Ephraim Effiong of Prayer City, as her Patron. The award of Patron which was presented to the clergyman was as a result of his massive contribution to the student community and the societal sustainable developments. Reverend Effiong upon receiving the award, charged the student leaders to put God first in all they do, as well as create a positive impact in the society through their offices. READ ALSO:Police Arrest Two Over Fake Bank Alerts in Akwa…

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Redefining leadership through pragmatic legislations and effective leadership if given the opportunity to serve and represent Calabar Municipal in the State House of Assembly. My name is Stanley Boyce Nsemo, I can and will midwife the birth of a New Calabar Municipal through: HARNESSING THE POTENTIAL OF THE STUDENT POPULATION The student populace in Calabar is an untapped pool of ideas, concepts and labor for businesses within Calabar Munucipal, the work-school concept in western nations can be adopted to efficiently train and mentor the student populace to be readily employable. Since they prior to their exit from the citadel of…

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Stanley Nsemo earned a Bachelors degree form the University of Pittsburgh in Economics, with more concentration in International Business. He graduated with numerous academic awards. Stanley was the first African to top the institutional development telefund, contributing to the 1 billion endowment fund raised by the university during a 10 year period Mr. Nsemo-Livingstone is the Managing Partner and Co-founder of White Chapel & Partners (“WCP”), and heads the White Chapel & Partners Business strategy and Market Communication Department. READ ALSO: The Plight of Bus Conductors: A Case Study Of Calabar, Cross River State The above mention company has gone from…

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Pastor of Winners Chapel, Youth Avenue, Uyo, failed to officiate a marriage ceremony simply because the couple were late. SEE ALSO: SHOCKING! 15-year old boy married 22-year old girl in Abia State The marriage ceremony between Miss. Mmenyene Udeme Udoneke and Pastor Joel Michael Udoffiong on Saturday at No. 3 Oron Road Off Mbiabong Etoi, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State had a dramatic end at the church auditorium as officiating pastor did not hold service because they couple arrived about 35min late. Family members, friends, well-wishers as well as invited guests just took pictures and left for the Traditional Marriage. READ ALSO: UNICAL…

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One of Nigeria’s fast-rising content creators, actor, producer & skit maker, Eze James Uwaezuoke, a graduate of Linguistics from the University of Calabar, Calabar and CEO of MEJ TV, who hails from Imo state, engaged Isiorahov Oja Efemena from Delta state during the 2022 Batch B, stream 1 passing out parade of corp members at the NYSC CAMP, Kebbi State, on 5th July 2022. The ceremony, that had the engagement as its dramatic climax, was graced by the Kebbi State NYSC coordinator, Alhaji Mustapha Mohammed, the camp director, camp commandant and other NYSC officials. In his address, Alhaji Mohammed congratulated the…

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